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Stuart is known for applying organisational psychology, with inter-related disciplines, to poverty reduction. His research ‘breaks through’ into world-class applied journals, the OECD’s “Policy Insights” and UNESCO’s “Higher Education Policy.” His books include Psychology of aid, Psychology and the developing world, Globalization and culture at work, Poverty and psychology, The Aid triangle, and The Psychology of Global Mobility. He contributed the chapter on Psychology applied to poverty in the International Association of Applied Psychology’s “Handbook of Applied Psychology.” His recent international grant awards include leading Project ADDUP, which researched dual salary systems in aid and was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (now UK Aid) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Stuart convenes a Global Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology, a White Papers Policy series for his profession globally, and the first Global Special Issue on Psychology and Poverty Reduction, involving twelve major international journals. He also co-edits the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, which focuses on development issues, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Managerial Psychology, which has a focus on social innovation and change
The organizational psychology of poverty reduction and eradication. This includes the psychology of Living Wages, global local and regional Talent Flow, and Fairer Trade: When how and why can they, and do they boost capability, capacity, & productivity? The psychology if Inclusive Business, which includes enabling market access in low-income communities, scaling up micro and small to medium enterprises into the formal sector in low wage economies, to enable job growth, and building social responsiblity into global supply chains so that primary producers and lower-skilled workers earn decent prices and liveable wages.
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107):
Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (159900):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Project Title: Living Wages: Transforming lives, transforming work?
Date Range: 2018 - 2021
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
Project Title: Aid salary discrepancies and development
Date Range: 2007 - 2010
Funding Body: Economic & Social Research Council
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